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Truck and Track

Summer 2019



New Vehicle Maintenance Unit creates

further jobs in Northamptonshire

Coop has partnered with Scania dealer, TruckEast Ltd, opening

up a vehicle maintenance unit at their distribution centre in

Wellingborough. Based on the Park Farm Industrial Estate, the

site brings an opportunity for further jobs in the area.

The team of dedicated technicians that will be based at the

vehicle maintenance unit (vmu) will be responsible for all vehicle





preparation including trailers and tail-lifts.

Ultimately, when it’s fully up and running,

it will manage 160 trucks and trailers that

will operate out of the site 24 hours a day.

“The addition of the vmu has created eight

new jobs with the potential for more as the

business expands,” says Regional Aftersales

Director - West, Graham Broughton.

“We’re already a large business in





So being able to create more opportunities

for the sector that contributes to just

shy of 10% of the counties employment

is fantastic for the local area. Not only

with the Coop VMU, but also at our latest

acquisition of ST Fleet in Northampton,

where we’re recruiting for further staff,” he


TruckEast, as a growing business in the

Eastern Counties, strives to deliver a total

support solution for its customers. That,

along with its commitment to uptime, is

key to the latest partnership with Coop. The new on-site vmu will

operate24-hours, sevendays aweek providingCoopwith increased

overall efficiency when it comes to repairs.

Recruitment for the site is underway with all vacancies live on the

company website

Stertil Koni’s innovativeWheel HubTrolley JackandMini Caliper

Crane simplify the removal of wheel hubs and brake calipers in

a safe, one-man operation.

In many vehicle workshops, space is often tight which can make

wheel hub and brake caliper removals a tricky task. Usually

requiring at least two mechanics to ensure the job is done safely,

it is a time consuming and physically demanding job. Stertil Koni’s

Wheel Hub Trolley Jack and Mini Caliper Jack make the removal

and replacement of hubs and calipers faster, easier and, most

importantly, safer.

TheWheel Hub Trolley Jack provides a safe lifting capacity of 500kg


pump handle, the Wheel Hub Trolley Jack features a 360° turning

arc which makes height changes simple. It also incorporates a two

way tilt facility, with a lifting head adjustable through 70°, thereby

ensuring simple and precise positioning. Importantly, the jack’s

heavy duty wheels spread the lifted load over a wide area so that,

even when supporting a full load, the jack is easy to manoeuvre.

The Stertil Koni Mini Caliper Crane is specifically designed to make

the removal of brake calipers easy, even when working in restricted

spaces and on vehicles with difficult or limited access. The crane

can be safely used by one person and significantly reduces the

chances of workplace injury and strains, as well as damage to the

hub seals and components.

“Hub and brake caliper removal has always been a difficult, and

sometimes risky job,” says Tony Edge, General Manager of Stertil

Koni. “Our Wheel Hub Trolley Jack and Mini Caliper Crane make the

whole procedure easier and safer. When you’re working on vehicles,

especially vans, trucks and HGVs, there’s no place for compromise

and, as such, these new products are very worthy additions to our

extensive range of garage equipment.”

Stertil Koni duo simplifies

hub & caliper removal